Our worship takes a variety of forms so that we can give expression to the different ways in which the Holy Spirit directs and inspires Christian worship. In this way students experience and share in the leadership of both large and small groups. We use mainly Anglican forms, but include acts of worship from other traditions, and have opportunities for more informal and experimental worship.
The college day begins with worship at 8.35am, usually in the form of an act of corporate worship in the chapel in various worship styles, planned and led by the Pastoral Groups in turn. Those training in context will have their own worship together in their context community. We also meet in Pastoral Groups for more informal times of prayer and worship.
Several times each term there are additional informal services arranged for praise and prayer which give more extended opportunities for open worship, the use of spiritual gifts, and personal ministry.
Weekly communion service
The weekly communion service (currently on Thursdays at 5.15pm) provides in many ways the central point of the college's worshipping life. The service is planned and led by each of the Pastoral Groups in turn. Sometimes the service is held in one of our context churches.
The preacher is either a member of faculty or a visitor. Our visiting preachers are drawn from many areas of church life and help to keep us in touch with the wider church.
There are regular All-age Services at which children are especially welcome.
Once a term we join the Baptist College for a communion service, usually held at 7.00pm.